Once more the town has joined in, with windows full of comic strip decoration, and events in even more places than last year. So much stuff, so little time to see it all, but we'll squeeze in what we can. Last night we managed a few hours in the bar with old friends - good to chat with Lew Stringer, David Leach, John Freeman, Mike Collins, and others - and today, after a solid day's classes, there could be more of the same. It is, after all, my birthday.
(I could hardly come all the way here without this, now could I?)
A window in Kendal, where the whole town joins in with the festival. These are the characters deigned by Jonathan Edwards for the festival. brought to life by Felt Mistress, just some of the impressive merchandise from the event.
Kev F Sutherland, as well as writing and drawing Pansy Potter, Bananaman, Biffo The Bear et al in The Beano, runs Comic Art Masterclasses in schools, libraries and art centres - email for details, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. He's been writing and drawing comics for 25 years, he must know something.